100th Post!

Today is my 100th Post! Happy Post Day to me or I should say to us. I would like to thank my producer, God. My encourager, my brother Rob that dude at attifood with an attitude. My little eaters, Dryden, Deven, and Daelyn. My love and chief food critic “It’s alright”, Himself. My bloggy friends who encourage me through their faithful comments. And my readers, thanks for checking in daily. And to my Supper Club girlies and best friends, you are my inspiration. To my mom, who taught me what cooking and life is all about. I am loving this new hobby of mine. What a great creative outlet, too bad I didn’t discover it sooner. I am learning so much about photography, food styling, lighting, writing, editing, web design and building, food trends, and everything else food related. Thanks for your loyalty and I’ll keep writing.


Now for something fun, a big fat Candy Cake. I started making these a few years ago when I wanted to bring something original (and could travel well) to a family picnic all the way in Seattle. I couldn’t bring potato salad, security at the airport wouldn’t let me, so I came up with this cake. It is a Red Vine plastic canister, full of Red Vines of course, covered in colorfully wrapped candy. I purchased the Red Vines from Target as well as the candy assortment in a mega sized bag. It was like doing a Pinata but without stitches, head injuries, blindness, and the riotous plunge for the goods.I had the kids sort the candies then used double-sided tape to attach the candies. Once the entire container was covered and I was sure that the lid would still come off, I wrapped the entire “cake” in clear cellophane and secured it with a rainbow of curling ribbons. Very colorful and very welcomed by all the children at the picnic. There is no chocolate so nothing melted. I gave each child a clear cellophane bag with twisty tie (from Michael’s) and opened the lid and let them take some Red Vines and pull some candies off the exterior. It was like doing a Pinata but without stitches, head injuries, blindness, and the riotous plunge for the goods. Some adults even picked off some candy, Himself included. I also made one of these for Himself when he turned, ahem, older. He is the king of candy so this was the perfect cake. Fun to make and eat, a pretty center piece too, give this Candy Cake a try at your next party.

Below is a picture of the “cake” with the lid off. Sorry it is blurry but the photographer was eating all the leftover candies that did not fit on the cake and had a bit of a sugar buzz. But you get the idea.

11 Comments

  1. EAT!
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 8:03 AM | Permalink

    I am making this for our 4th of July picnic. You are a regualr Martha Stewart!! Congrtulations on the 100th post.

  2. Layla
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 11:32 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! I love the Candy Cake, I’m going to make one for my son’s next birthday party.

  3. schvin
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 12:08 PM | Permalink

    congrats! great blog, keep up the good work!

  4. takethecannoli
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 3:58 PM | Permalink

    Congratulations and here’s to the next 100 posts! Keep up the great work!

  5. Grace
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 6:44 PM | Permalink

    come on now, pinatas aren’t all bad. 🙂 that said, i do prefer this method–much easier on the ol’ rickety body. 🙂

  6. Rindy
    Posted July 2, 2008 at 9:53 PM | Permalink

    Robin,
    You are an inspiration. 100 Posts – wow does time fly. I never get tired of checking your website – it’s like a little gift I get to open everyday!
    Keep on blogging!
    Rindy

  7. That Girl
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 12:32 AM | Permalink

    Happy 100th post!

  8. Robin Sue
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 7:49 AM | Permalink

    eat!-if you do make it I would love to see a picture. I bet there are so many interpretations of this cake!

    Layla- I would love to see your cake too!

    takethecannoli-thanks, I am liking your blog too!

    Grace- pinatas are fun! But these are easier!

    Rindy- Thanks you so much. I saw your flag idea on youtube. Send a picture soon. Saw you at the district domestic too. Tee Hee. Hope you get that bee tshirt. Was that your mom giving a recipe, looks great!

    that girl- Thank you!

  9. Robin Sue
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 7:50 AM | Permalink

    schvin- Thank you for the encouragement and being one of my fans. I like seeing your pics on twitter. Your dog is so beautiful. Take care!

  10. Michelle
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 11:59 AM | Permalink

    Congratulations! I recently posted my 100th too. So we’re even…LOL!!! Keep posting your photos and recipes are fab!

  11. Robin Sue
    Posted July 3, 2008 at 7:20 PM | Permalink

    Michelle- Congrats to you too. We are blogging maniacs!

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